Heritage Week 17th to the 25th August

The Heritage Council coordinates National Heritage Week with support from the Department of Arts, Heritage and The Gaeltacht, as well as Local Government & Failte Ireland.

The aim of National Heritage Week is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

Each year many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.

More information about the events organised and where they are held can be found here

1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty document exhibited online

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treatyThe National Archives of Ireland has displayed the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty document as part of a new on-line exhibiton entitled 'The Treaty Exhibition'. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Arts and Heritage Jimmy Deenihan launched the on-line exhibition which can be found here.

Back Where It Began…40 Years of Local Government Archives

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The Cork City and County Archives hosted a conference entitled ‘Back Where It Began…40 Years of Local Government Archives’ on the 5th October 2011. The conference was organised by CCCA, in association with the Local Authority Archivists Group, to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the first local archives in Ireland, the Cork Archives Council, in 1971.

Launch of ISA Journal on Local Government Archives

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On the 5th October, the Cork City and County Archives was delighted to welcome the Irish Society for Archives to the Seamus Murphy Building for the launch of a special edition of the Irish Archives journal devoted to Local Government Archives (Edited by Dr. Susan Hood and Elizabeth McEvoy).

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